Steps to Solo Travel: Adventures in Solo Dining

“Are you waiting for anybody else?"“…Nope! Just a table for one, please."

I first uttered that response during my “spring break” trip to Denver. I wasn’t traveling solo and, in fact, I was staying with a great friend and her family! I really had this restaurant I wanted to try and it wasn’t on anybody else’s agenda. But I heard some pretty fantastic things about the milkshakes here…so missing out was NOT an option. Simple solution: I went by myself!

A Travel Survey: ABCs of Travel

Hello and happy Thursday (and St. Patrick's Day)! This week I've got a fun way for you to get to know me a little better: a travel survey! What part time traveler DOESN'T love thinking about past and future trips, am I right? This was super fun to take, but I would LOVE if you could choose a couple of letters and comment so I could get to know my readers better too. For real. Please! Thanks to Chloe from Wanderlust in the Midwest for filling this out so it could catch my eye. You can always check out her answers here.

An Ode to Weekend Getaways

An Ode to Weekend Getaways

I had a post from Austin all queued up for this week, sharing my favorite things from my trip. But when I sat down to write it last night (procrastination station, much?), I knew my happiness levels called for a different kind of post. If you’ve been reading, you know it is my New Year’s Resolution to travel 12 times in 2016. One trip for every month of the year! I just returned back from my January trip. It was a weekend away in Northeast Pennsylvania…an official ski weekend at Elk Mountain!

The Franklin Barbecue Question

The Franklin Barbecue Question

As soon as Austin was on the travel schedule, I immediately scoured blogs to find the best things to do in Austin. One thing showed up time and time again, regardless of whether it was a local blog or a travel blog: go to Franklin Barbecue. Each and every blog gave a nod to the ridiculous lines, but said that it was totally worth it and you need to check it out. And check it out we did. So the big question is: was Franklin Barbecue worth the wait?

Slow Travel in Austin

Slow Travel in Austin

“Why are you going to Austin?” For a city that’s become a hot spot, I’m surprised at how many times people asked me this before my Thanksgiving getaway. Almost as if going without a real purpose was not heard of. And maybe it isn’t for grad students, but alas. As soon as my Thanksgiving break started, I was on a flight to Texas.

Philadelphia Fall Activities

Philadelphia Fall Activities

I've been working on a guest post all about Philadelphia lately. And I've realized that I don't really do a fantastic job of highlighting my own dang city! Or at least things in the area. Being a travel blogger is fantastic, but I can't forget that I am very much a part-time traveler. The rest of that time, I need to remember where I live.

US Road Trip Stop: The Grand Canyon

US Road Trip Stop: The Grand Canyon

Do you remember that commercial where the kid is not impressed at all when he's on his first visit to the Grand Canyon? He says, "I thought it would be bigger." It's probably just another car commercial. But anyway. While we were driving up to Grand Canyon National Park, I was wondering if I would have a similar reaction. Spoiler alert: I didn't.